Access control applications

SALTO’s electronic locking systems secure Cardinal Newman College

A Catholic Sixth Form College situated in the heart of Preston city centre, Cardinal Newman College strives to be a centre of educational excellence for the community built on faith, respect and trust. It is set on a unique and compact campus and over the past two years has embarked on an extensive redevelopment programme which has seen the College benefit from state of the art new facilities. This programme is on-going. With its existing mechanical locking system becoming outdated, the College...

HID iCLASS chosen by Merrill Lynch for versatile interoperability and multiple application support

Merrill Lynch is one of the world's leading financial management and advisory companies with offices in 38 countries and territories. With its headquarters in New York City, the financial capital of the world, and subsidiaries and affiliates located globally, the company services client assets that total approximately $1.7 trillion. Driven to meet the special needs of its international as well as individual clients, Merrill Lynch adopts innovative technologies and leverages operations that are b...

Oberthur Technologies and LEGIC enter partnership to enhance contactless payment solutions

Oberthur Technologies and LEGIC Identsystems Ltd combine two powerful technology platforms to enhance contactless and dual-interface payment product offerings.The combination of existing payment solutions and LEGIC’s identification solutions creates new business opportunities for industries such as public transport authorities, banks, airlines or leisure facilities. This partnership enables Oberthur Technologies to leverage its contactless and dual-interface smart cards with LEGIC’s...

MOBOTIX security surveillance systems help in smooth management of Europe’s largest lime works

7 million tons of lime are needed in Germany each year and approximately 25 % of this demand is met by Europe’s largest lime plant in Wülfrath. This is where Rheinkalk GmbH, a member of the Belgian Lhoist Group, quarry some 8 million tons of limestone in their Flandersbach plant each year and use it to produce 1.8 million tons of burned and more than 3 million tons of unburned lime products. The plant’s biggest customer is the German steel industry, which buys around 50 % of the...

HID Global FARGO printers boost efficiency at Ryerson

The challenge A company doesn’t get to be the size and significance of Ryerson without focusing on efficiency. Ryerson, a leading distributor and processor of metal, based in Chicago, is guided by three fundamental principles, one of which is an intense focus on operating efficiency. Perhaps that’s why Thomas Wojtowicz, Ryerson’s Senior Analyst and Engineer, looks with pride on the company’s decision to print its ID cards in-house. Ryerson, whose products are found in e...

TDSi’s integrated security, access and fire system protects Finishing Brands UK Ltd

To integrate its security, access control and fire safety systems and provide the most rapid of response times, leading producer of spray finishing technology, Finishing Brands UK Ltd is using TDSi’s controllers and EXgarde PRO software, installed by security expert Onetec. Finishing Brands UK Ltd, based in Bournemouth, Dorset, is using the powerful integration ability of TDSi’s EXgarde Pro software and highly reliable and user-friendly eXcel 4 access controllers to provide a secure...

A Smartcard Booster at the Swiss Post Office makes access control more efficient

LEGIC employee cards play a central role in the new security solution of the Swiss Post Office. By means of vehicle identification systems from Nedap and thanks to Smartcard Booster and long-range readers, the employee cards are also used to control vehicles in the goods-in bay.With a turnover of 721 million CHF (2009) and 44,803 employees, the Swiss Post Office is the biggest services company in Switzerland. In recent years, the company has invested a lot in modernising the way it processes mai...

HID Global in Education: Mercyhurst College, Pennsylvania

Founded in 1926, Mercyhurst College, named one of the “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, is a leading liberal arts college. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, Mercyhurst’s 75-acre main campus has 50 buildings and supports over 3,500 students, faculty and staff. In 1991, the college purchased a 100-year-old seminary for a second campus called Mercyhurst North East. At that site, nestled in the bluffs just west of the New York state line, 700 st...

Intelligent access control at a fraction of the cost

IntroductionThe Lycée Ismaël Dauphin School in Cavaillon France is a large boarding school with over 1,000 students. Built in 1959, it comprises an extensive complex including administrative offices, 37 classrooms, 8 laboratories and 8 computer rooms together with two language centres. In addition there are conference and meeting rooms along with boarding houses for the students and extensive sports halls.The briefDue to the size and complexity of the site, the existing traditional k...

Multi-application campus card solution based on LEGIC advant® selected by leading Chinese university

Tianjin Polytechnic University (TJPU) has decided on a partnership with Switzerland based LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, a leading manufacturer of contactless smart card technology for personal identification. Its School of Computer Science and Software Engineering will now be able to upgrade more than 3000 POS terminals to the latest LEGIC advant technology and to develop new terminals and access control readers for the whole campus. By integrating different elements of university life, the institute...

IDENTA and LEGIC supply new company ID cards for EADS HQ

IDENTA is supplying EADS with new triple-technology company ID cards and is preparing for international roll-out of new company ID cards with LEGIC Cross-Standard Transponder Chips (CTC4096) for the EADS subsidiary, Airbus. EADS, a world leading group for air travel, space travel and defence, is introducing the new triple-technology company ID cards in Ottobrunn (Germany), London (England) and Montmorency, Suresne and Toulouse (France). This step was a necessary consequence of the EADS group&rs...

HID Global in Transportation: The International Airport of Mexico City

As a tourist and commercial gateway to the country, the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM) plays a vital role in the development of Mexico’s economy, ensuring the prosperity and global accessibility of this burgeoning nation. The AICM is Latin America’s busiest airport, and one of the world’s 30 most active airports in terms of passengers, operations and cargo – it is Mexico’s primary international and domestic hub, with direct flights to more than 30...

LEGIC technology implemented in Airbus factories in Spain

Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer with operations in 80 countries, recently upgraded the employee time & attendance system at its Spanish factories in Madrid and Seville. Italy-based Zucchetti Axess linked up with its Spanish partner, SoftMachine, to implement a comprehensive and multifunctional LEGIC-based system. Airbus and Zucchetti Axess established their initial contacts at a LEGIC meeting. That encounter developed into a challenging partnership, as the global aircraft company be...

The Leela Palace – a place where architecture, luxury and the latest building technologies go hand in hand

Hoteliers throughout the world are facing the need to reconcile short term investments in infrastructure and new technologies with the long term business goals of profitability, sustainability and investor value creation. India is emerging as one of the leading travel destinations, with the World Travel Organization forecasting increases in tourism year on year of almost 9 percent, with some 25 million tourists anticipated by 2015. This poses challenges for Indian hotel owners and operators. A p...

Samsung cameras given a warm reception at the Grange Tower Hotel

The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, which as its name suggests, is within walking distance of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, has 370 rooms and suites spread over 14 floors. Ultra modern in design, it has facilities to attract both business people and tourists, with several restaurants, 10 conference rooms, a half Olympic size swimming pool and a spa area. The hotel incorporates renewable solar and photovoltaic panels, and has an on-site borehole to reduce water consumption – making it on...

LEGIC access control technology in Spanish fitness centres

LEGIC technology in Spanish fitness centres Zest Health & Fitness provides security and flexibility for around 10 years Zest has been offering its more than 11,000 members an exclusive service with a wide variety of offerings. Now with the contactless Smart Card technology from LEGIC the four fitness studios in Madrid are also optimising their infrastructures for visitors and staff. The first fitness centre, Zest Abasota, opened its doors in 1989 with an area of 4000 m². Due to th...

HID's OMNIKEY 2061 Bluetooth reader enhances hospital safety

With multiple hospital sites, thousands of medical staff and numerous employees, healthcare organisations have a strong need for access control, information management and facility management systems. Within the last decade, a heightened awareness of patient privacy, medical records (HIPAA in the US) and controlled access has necessitated a complete re-evaluation of facility management.Health care industry leaders turn to HID to enhance facility security by controlling access to secure areas lik...

Security a high priority at new NHS Primary Care Centre

The Whitegate Health Centre, a new NHS Primary Care Centre located in Blackpool, Lancashire, was opened to the public in September 2009. Eric Wright Construction was the primary building contractor responsible for the project and its Facilities Management division was selected to manage all aspects of the buildings security and general maintenance. The Primary Care Centre was built as part of a wider NHS initiative to bring non emergency / surgical health services such as x-ray, physiotherapy,...

Proxim’s wireless solutions help address the different challenges in healthcare

Healthcare Challenges and Wireless Solutions In no other industry are the implications of connectivity clearer than in healthcare. Patient histories, medication information, recent research, test results - each of these components brings a critical piece to holistic patient care. Yet increasingly there is a diverse staff of medical professionals specialising in each of these areas, whose advice must be culled to best diagnose and treat the patient. In addition, the condition of the patient and...

PegaSys intelligent access control system supplied to Rhône-Alpes hospital in France

IntroductionCHU Annonay is a public hospital in Annonay based in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. Founded in 1686, this large hospital has over 1500 staff and caters for nearly 500 patients with a range of different needs; it also includes a nursing school.The BriefOver the last few years, the hospital has carried out a gradual program of upgrading its security and access control. As part of the upgrade, the hospital wished to retain its existing locks and cylinders in order to reduce rep...

King’s College Hospital chooses Access Control Technology for their access control solution

Kent-based installation company NT Security has implemented door controllers from Access Control Technology (ACT) at the King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. NT Security were able to offer the trust a role-based solution by creating a relationship between an individual's job profile and their privileges in terms of moving around the hospital. The approach was open and transparent since it used existing third-party readers already on site. The ACT controllers also met a vital...

HID Global in retail: ASDA case study

Recognised as the second largest supermarket group in Britain, and part of the Wal-Mart family, ASDA stores have become a household name amongst thousands of families in the UK, providing high quality products at competitive prices. With an increasing demand for high security, ASDA understood that it was now more important than ever to take appropriate action in securing stock and protecting employees in the chain’s 300 branches. In considering security alternatives, the company recognised...

KPN Hotspots B.V., Holland’s largest provider of Wi-Fi® hotspots partners with Proxim to deliver Wi-Fi hotspot access to millions

KPN Hotspots B.V., Holland's largest provider of Wi-Fi® hotspots, has partnered with Proxim to deliver Wi-Fi hotspot services for nearly three years. To date, KPN has more than 2,000 of Proxim's ORiNOCO® AP-700 and AP-4000 access points deployed throughout Holland, providing Wi-Fi hotspot access to millions of people each year. In 2009, KPN announced that it ordered more than 600 additional access points from Proxim to continue the expansion of its network. "Providing our customers wit...

eneo complete systems are being used in over sixty Müller health and beauty retailers

Müller is one of Europe’s leading health and beauty retail companies. Nearly 24,000 employees work in over 600 locations all over the continent. And Müller continues to grow: an average of 50 new stores are opened each year with a product range which includes CDs, toys and stationery and really sets itself apart from the competition – at prices which Müller invites you to check against competitors’ prices, in accordance with their slogan: “You should compar...

US Housing Authority increases operator productivity and reduces investigation with Honeywell IP-based video management

In existence since the late 1930s, the Trenton Housing Authority (THA) provides decent and affordable housing for low and moderate-income residents throughout the city of Trenton, New Jersey, USA. Its mission is to provide safe and sanitary housing for residents and to lead them toward self-sufficiency. For the past 30 years, the THA has served nearly 2,000 households. Today, the THA is an autonomous body that is chartered by the State of New Jersey, partially funded by the federa...

São Paulo-based WISP chose Proxim technology to enable broadband service in 10 cities throughout Brazil

RDL Comunicações, Ltd., a São Paulo-based Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), was preparing a large-scale wireless broadband rollout to deploy broadband service to 10 rural cities and need to find a solution with an ideal balance of high-performance and cost-effectiveness. After evaluating solutions, RDL deployed Proxim's unlicensed WiMAX and wireless backhaul technology to enable broadband service in 10 cities throughout Brazil. Utilising a combination of Proxim's T...

Nomura invests in a global, state-of-the art Honeywell access control system

Headquartered in Tokyo, Nomura is a top tier international bank providing investment and merchant banking services to corporate and institutional customers. With offices in all major financial centres across the globe, the mission of Nomura is to deliver superior services and solutions to meet all investment needs of their clients. To ensure they execute their mission in a safe and secure environment, Nomura has invested in a Honeywell access control solution that is expandable for the future....

Malaysian Kenanga International Building equipped with state-of-the art access control system

Refurbishment work was recently completed at the K&N Kenanga International building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a 22-storey commercial structure with a three-and-a-half-storey annexed podium block, located in Kuala Lumpur's central business district. New features of the refurbished main lobby include a physical access control system based on the contactless LEGIC technology, a food and beverage area and an information counter. Kaba Jaya Security was selected to provide electronic access con...

Integration is Key for St Botolphs Security

Committed to providing the best possible security for their tenants, the landlords of the prestigious new St Botolphs Building in the City of London specified an integrated security installation that would combine CCTV and access control. Appointed by Skanska to provide this installation, independent electronic security specialist Quantum UK Ltd. selected the SiPass integrated access control system from Security Products from Siemens as the basis of its design.The SiPass integrated system w...

West Virginia University uses Siemens for new approach to institutional sustainability

As higher education facilities’ professionals look for innovative ways to fund campus refurbishment programs and upgrade building systems, performance contracting is becoming an increasingly popular means through which efficiencies can be achieved with a budget-neutral approach. Administrators at West Virginia University (WVU) chose this option to address their eight million square foot built environment, significantly improving facilities and increasing energy efficiency, while at the sam...